HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c391W
37. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the light of the general decline in the cleanliness and tidiness of the public roads and streets, whether he will send a general circular to the authorities concerned on suitable action to be taken and on the enforcement of the Litter Acts; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Fox

Responsibility for the cleansing of the streets and public places rests with local authorities. Enforcement of the Litter Acts is for the Local authorities and the police. The priority, degree of effort and resources devoted to these matters are for local determination.